Italian Wine Club
Italian Wine Club is a group of friends, enthusiasts and experts in Italian wines determined to introduce their favourite wineries to wine lovers in Singapore. By choosing this brand you are joining a select circle that will help you to get to know, taste and buy some of the finest and most authentic wines in the Italian tradition.
Dive into Made in Italy: into Italian style, history, art and culture.
Choosing one of the labels selected by Italian Wine Club means living an authentic Italian experience.
The fragrances and flavours of each bottle speak of the history, art, culture, landscapes and knowhow of a people bound from time immemorial with the cultivation of vines and the production of wine. There is no table in Italy without a bottle of wine on it, there is no dish or recipe that does not find its completion in a good glass of wine!
It felt like seeing the painting of Pablo Picasso for the first time. Cubic, awkward angles, mangled and aloof. There is a sense of disagreement among all the senses. The colours of the brand, purely black and red, seems to scream danger. The wines are non-conforming and they speak a message, you don’t have to like them.
The Finetto brothers, Ettore and Filippo, came from the little-known town of Tregnano, in the uphill spot of Val d’Illasi. Here, the average temperature is cooler due to the higher average altitude, the humidity is also lower compared to the Classico area which is closer to Lake Garda. And if anyone needs a big name to remind them of the quality of this valley, then it is worth noting that Dal Forno is just a short distance away from Garbole. However, these wines do not need the affirmation of big brands, since the quality within the glass can speak for themselves.
The early reports on the 2014 vintage through much of Europe were not optimistic: rain, lots of it. In some places, it lasted through the spring. In parts of Italy, it carried on through much of the growing season.
Farmers depend on rain when it comes at the right time and in the right amount to keep their vines healthy. But too much, combined with warm temperatures and plenty of humidity, can be a disaster, leading to mildew, fungus and rot. Yields can be diminished and, without the utmost care, the quality of the wines can be harmed.
Yet to the surprise of many people who follow vintage reports as if they were the gospel, the wines from some areas where gloom was deepest have turned out surprisingly well. Continue reading 2014 Barbarescos: Triumphs and Question Marks
Once there was a time when people, both in the wine trade and the general consumer, would actively avoid organic wines, if they even knew they existed in the first place.
But organic wine is on the rise among wine lovers. Thanks in part to an increase in the number of talented young winemakers actively seeking out organically grown grapes to make their wines from, organic wines are finally carving out a niche for themselves. And drinkers are reaping the rewards.
An organic wine is a wine made from grapes that have been grown without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, such as herbicides and pesticides. To keep the weeds and bugs at bay, organic farmers work with nature, rather than against it, by boosting their vineyard’s biodiversity. Continue reading Why you should be drinking organic wine